The Seattle Composers Alliance

We are a non-profit professional organization made up of working composers, students, and others interested in professional music composition. The SCA was created so that composers could gather with their peers in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere and share knowledge, experience and information. But we also have an agenda: special forums and seminars of interest to our members; expanding Seattle’s reputation as a center for musical creativity; and educational outreach to our community.


Spring Fundraiser Auction Items!

Here it is: the list of the SCA’s 2014 Silent Auction Items!

Software will be available in an online auction format starting on March 18 and running through the close of the live silent auction at 9pm March 25th:

Please Note: There is still time to contribute to this year’s auction! If you have a product or service that would be of interest to SCA members and guests, please take a look at the Sponsorship Letter and then fill out this form. We would like to see more fun items like show tickets, gift cards for restaurants, massage or spa treatments, etc.

Company – Product – Value

Avid – Sibelius 7.5 – $599.95
Cinematic Strings – Cinematic Strings 2 – $499.00
CineSamples – CineStrings CORE – $499.00
Fable Sounds – Broadway Lites – $499.99
iZotope – Choice of Trash, Ozone, Iris or Stutter Edit – $249.00
SoundIron – Emotional Piano (Kontakt Player Edition) – $149.00
SoundIron – Requiem Lite (choral library) for Kontakt Player – $329.00
SoundIron – Olympus Elements (Kontakt Player Edition) – $129.00
SoundIron – Apocalypse Elements (Kontakt Player Edition) – $99.00
SoundIron – Phonautograms (Kontakt & SFZ) (x 10) – Raffle Items
Spitfire Audio – Sable Vol 1, 2 and 3 – Strings (Kontakt Req’d) – $1,806.00
Spitfire Audio – Albion I, II, II Redux/Loegria/Iceni (Kontakt Player) – $1,672.00
Audio Logic – 4 hour block of studio time (recording / mixing) – $240.00
CZHED Media – Mastering 4 songs / 20 minutes of music – $600.00
David Miner – A full day of recording / mixing in Chartreuse Studio – $350.00
The Gig Easy – Mic Stand Mount for iPad – $49.00 – 30 Day All-Access Pass (x 2) – Raffle Items – One Year All-Access Pass (x 3) – $150.00
Brian Monroney – Guitar Lesson – 1 Hour – $60.00
Brian Monroney – Tech Consult/Traning (DP8, VEP, iPad, etc.) 90 min – $90.00
Ed Hartman Music – 1 Hour Music Licensing Consultation – $75.00
Hummie Mann – 90 minute private lesson (Valid 12 months) – $185.00
Rulon Brown – 2 hours of Instruction (Sax, Flute, Composition) – $120.00
Michaud Savage – 1-Hour Theory / Notation Lesson – $50.00
Doug Zangar – 1-Hour Guitar Lesson – $60.00
Doug Zangar – 2 Hours of Software Consulting – $120.00
Vir2 – Acou6tics Guitar Sample Library – $349.95
The Drum Exchange – Percussion Instrument TBA
SIFF – Festival 2014 20-Pack – May 15 to June 8, 2014 – $180.00
STIFF – 2 All-Access Passes for STIFF 2014, May 2-10 – $100.00
Wenda Z – Jewelry TBA – TBA

2014 Swing Into Spring Soirée

2014 Flyer The Seattle Composers Alliance is proud to bring you another fabulous:
Swing Into Spring Soiree
Tuesday March 25, 2014 
7-11 PM 
Royal Room
5000 Rainier Ave S, 
Seattle, WA 98118
This year, the fundraiser will be held on Tuesday, March 25th at 7pm at The Royal Room in Columbia City. Featuring performances from local composers, including Tim Carey’s Septet of DarknessBrian Monroney’s WMD, Wenda Zonnefeld’s North Sound Jazz led by Tom Pearson, and Tristan Gianola’s Spice Rack. We are very excited to be holding a silent auction with over $3500 of items, a full night of music, door prizes, and a full menu of delicious entrees and appetizers. This is an all ages event until 10pm, and 21+ afterwards, so feel free to bring the kids or leave them home with the sitter! Tickets are available for $10 in advance through the paypal option below, or purchase at the door for $15.

$10 Swing Into Spring Soiree Tickets:

SCA Techniques Seminar: Oboe, English Horn, Oboe D’Amore and Bass Oboe

brentThe Seattle Composers Alliance presents an evening with oboe player Brent Hages who will demonstrate articulations and other subtleties of this instrument, as well as the English Horn, Oboe D’Amore and the rare Bass Oboe. The goal is to increase composers’ knowledge of oboe techniques and thereby help improve woodwind solo and section writing. The SCA will be hosting this event at the Chapel at the Good Shepard Center, an ideal space to hear the nuances of these instruments in a live performance environment. Don’t miss this opportunity to improve on this critical compositional skill!

When: Monday, March 3rd, 2014, 7:30-9:30pm

Where: The Chapel at The Good Shepard Center, 4th Floor.  4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
Free parking available in the lot and on side streets.

Cost: $20 for general public, $10 for Associate Members, $5 for Full Members and Students
Checks or cash preferred, or send money via PayPal before March 3rd to (please note “March 2014 Oboe techniques” with your payment)

About Brent:
Washington State native Brent Hages received his formal training at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Temple University, studying with James B. Caldwell, Alfred Genovese, and Louis Rosenblatt. Freelancing and private teaching have taken him to Cleveland, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, and, currently, Seattle.
Mr. Hages performs with the Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, the former Bellevue Philharmonic and Bellevue Philharmonic Woodwind Quintet, Yakima Symphony, Wenatchee Symphony, Bellevue Chamber Chorus, and Shoreline Community College theatre productions. Other highlights in recent years include performing with legendary singer Mimi Hines, Idina Menzel, Il Divo, Mannheim Steamroller, and Three Irish Tenors. Mr. Hages has recorded extensively for movie soundtracks.
From 1997 to 2001, he was the principal oboist and administration director of the Las Vegas Music Festival under the musical directorship of another Washington state native and former oboist, Evan Christ. Aside from performing and teaching, he spends his time engaging with his Whippet dogs, collecting vintage recordings, and collecting and restoring the instruments of his former teachers that were used throughout their careers.


Opportunity: Backing Tracks – for pay (make offer)

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Disclaimer: This information was gathered from the SCA Find a Composer web form, and appears in this post as entered. The SCA makes no warranty as to the content of this post. Proceed at your own discretion.

Opportunity: Music for Sci-Fi Short

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Discount Tickets to the Seattle Symphony!

Another great benefit for being a member of the SCA! Make sure you are logged in to learn how to receive the discount!

The Seattle Composers Alliance is thrilled to announce that we are continuing our special Seattle Symphony discounts for all current SCA members. See Seattle’s world-class symphony perform spectacular musical works. Keep in mind these discounts are for any number of your family/friends! This is a great opportunity to get your kids involved in orchestral music. You can pick any dates from the concerts below.

Note: Related educational events (SCA  lectures, presentations, before or after social get-togethers may be added. You might ask other SCA members to join you here or on FB, if you want to carpool.)

Seattle Symphony 2013-2014 Season:  (most concerts start 7, 7:30 or 8pm, except Sunday events, shown below)
Sept 19 & 21, 2013     Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole, Bolero
Oct 30 & 31, 2013      Hitchcock’s Psycho (score by Bernard Herrmann) Played live with the film!
Feb 13 & 15, 2014      Morlot Conducts Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Mar 2, 2014                Beyond the Score®: Pictures at an Exhibition (multimedia presentation and performance) Sunday 2pm
Mar 6 & 8, 2014          Schwarz Conducts Strauss:  Don Juan, Der Rosenkavalier
Apr 27, 2014              Beyond the Score®: Mendelssohn’s “Italian” Symphony  (multimedia presentation and performance) Sunday 2pm
June 27 & 28, 2014    Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton (Batman, Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Alice in Wonderland and others)
July 11 & 12, 2014     Pixar in Concert (music and imagery from Pixar’s thirteen feature films, performed by a full symphony orchestra)

More INFO about the concerts:

More discounts coming! 

See you there!


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The SCA is grateful for the support of the following individuals and companies:
EMP Museum
Studio X
Audio Logic

Big Fish Audio Inc
Rulon Brown

Cinematic Strings

The Drum Exchange
Fable Sounds
Fat Lather Soaps and Flower of Lisieux Soaps
Ed Hartman Music
Hummie Mann
David Miner
Mirror Sound
Brian Monroney
Michaud Savage
Seattle International Film Festival
Spitfire Audio LLP
Doug Zangar
Wenda Zonnefeld